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Impacts of extreme weather and natural disasters
Climate change has driven an increase in extreme weather events and natural disasters that can impact member health and access to medication. As technology has improved meteorologists’ ability to issue accurate forecasts, it also has improved our ability to understand and predict weather impacts on human health – even down to a hyperlocal, even individual, level. Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) such as CVS Caremark can play a key role in connecting weather data with health information predictively to anticipate these events and help plan sponsors and members prepare.
A panel of experts discusses how to mitigate the health impacts of extreme weather at Forum 2023.